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Not Breaking, but Interesting News

09 December 2014

 
 
There you have it, the man that called his brand, Abercrombie & Fitch, exclusive and meant only for attractive people, has left the building (effective immediately). Karma really can be one helluva bitch.

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And yet we still wonder how we ended up with a bunch of power-abusing cops across the nation. I’m willing to bet a federal culture like this has something to do with it.
 

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Dear Amazon,

You keep getting better and better as well as more successful by the minute, and yet, your employees don’t seem to benefit from any of that progress. Please resolve that—soon.

You see, I refuse to shop at Wal-Mart, will forevermore avoid Barilla pasta, and I will never set foot inside a Hobby Lobby. Please don’t make me add you to this list, I love you entirely too much for that.

Yours,
Jane Smith

 

1744293_mexico_farm_labor_diptych_09_DPBImage Source: Don Barletti via the Los Angeles Times

 
Us Americans will ignore our neighbor to the south when they’re in political and economic distress and yet we’ll depend on them heavily for nourishment, economical (and breathtaking) vacations, comfort food (Taco Tuesdays anyone?), and cheap labor. Doesn’t seem fair does it? As a Mexican American, I can tell you it seems more than unfair, it seems rather insulting, because that’s exactly what it is.

 
Did everyone already forget that the movie Erin Brokovich was based on a true story?

 
Wait, so is this just further proof that we need to find somewhere for the human race to move to? Pack your bags, y’all.

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